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What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For Massive boot, spacious cabin, smooth and refined ride

Against Not as entertaining as rivals, bigger engine too powerful for chassis

Verdict A good all-rounder, and cheap - a cracking used buy

Go for… 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol

Avoid… Aero HOT

Saab 9-5 Saloon
  • 1. Check for uneven tyre wear, because the suspension is a reported weak point
  • 2. Don't touch the 250bhp 2.3 HOT Aero. It's too expensive to buy and struggles to cope with its power
  • 3. Check all the electrics and switches work properly - they are the 9-5's weakest point
  • 4. The boot is a good size and shape
  • 5. The cabin is roomy, comfortable and generally well screwed-together
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